The Leupold Foundation's
Hymn Database

over 3,800 new hymn texts and tunes, an invaluable resource for any church. Hymns and congregational songs can be found to suit any service, season, or occasion. One copy of any selection may be downloaded for personal use only. For additional copies in any format a church must:


  1. Have a license from, or CCLI, and report the use of TLF material directly to the respective licensing agency, or
  2. Apply for a license directly from The Leupold Foundation (TLF). There are two types of TLF licenses:


A SINGLE USAGE LICENSE for the use of ONE TLF copyrighted hymn (words and/or tune) ONE TIME to be printed in a bulletin, printed program, or individual printed song sheet.

  • 1-499 copies, $15
  • 500-900 copies, $20
  • 1000-5000 copies, $30
  • * Request a quote to print more than 5000 copies


A CONTINUOUS USAGE LICENSE for the use of ONE TLF copyrighted hymn (words and/or tune) for ONE year in a locally produced songbook, song sheet, collection of songs, slide, or overhead transparency. Rate are:

  • 1-500 copies of one hymn (words and/or music), $40


  1. Prior permission is required to reproduce the words and/or music of any TLF copyrights as indicated above.
  2. In addition, on the page with the reproduced hymn the following must appear:
  • (1) author/poet and composer/arranger name or names;
  • (2) TLF copyright year of the text and/or tune; and
  • (3) TLF reprint license number (See formats below.)

Text by _______________©20__ _ Music by _______________©20__ __